Renu Jogi
Renu Jogi

Denied ticket by Congress, Ajit Jogi's wife writes to Sonia Gandhi

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2018 03:59 IST

Kota (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov 2 (ANI): Renu Jogi, wife of former chief minister Ajit Jogi, on Thursday penned a letter to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi after the Congress party denied her ticket to seek re-election from Kota seat in Chhattisgarh in the upcoming state elections.
Renu is a sitting Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Kota constituency. The Congress party has instead opted to field Vibhor Singh from the seat this time.
Unhappy with the decision, Renu Jogi, in the letter to Sonia Gandhi, stated that she has been facing criticism from various political leaders in and outside Congress ever since her husband Ajit Jogi left the party and formed Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) in 2016.
"I feel sad to inform you that there is no conscience in the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Party to examine the self-esteem and sacrifice of a loyal and senior woman worker. Perhaps you are constrained, so you delayed in making the right decision," Renu Jogi wrote in the letter.
Giving not many details about her further actions, she further stated that she will contest from Kota only in the upcoming state elections.
"I will contest from Kota only to prove that truth might remain silent, but it cannot be defeated. I believe that in the end, truth will win," she wrote.
Later addressing a reporters in vilaspur, Renu said, "got the info that Vibhor Singh was given Congress ticket from Kota. This decision was unexpected, but I welcome it. I expected that Congress would give me due recognition for my dedication towards it," she said.
"Tomorrow is the last date of filling nomination and till then I will take time to decide my future course of action, she added.
The Congress party on Thursday announced its final list of candidates comprising of 19 names for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.
The party has fielded Vibhor Singh from Kota, Kuldeep Juneja from Raipur City North and Kanhaiya Agarwal from Raipur City South.
Chhattisgarh will go to the polls in two phases, first on November 12 and second November 20. The results will be announced on December 11.
In the 2013 polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 49 seats, the Congress 39 and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and an Independent candidate had won a seat each (ANI)